Superplastic Forming, Analyses and Industrial Applications

  • K. A. PadmanabhanEmail author
  • S. Balasivanandha Prabu
  • R. R. Mulyukov
  • Ayrat Nazarov
  • R. M. Imayev
  • S. Ghosh Chowdhury
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


Forming operations can be grouped into two broad categories, namely,
  1. (i)

    Techniques derived from thermoplastics forming processes, and

  2. (ii)

    Techniques adapted from conventional metal working procedures.


The processes and procedures may also be classified as (a) macro-forming (bulk changes in shape) and micro-forming, or (b) bulk and sheet metal forming. Detailed descriptions of each of the processes, and their analyses based on mechanics, are presented first. This is followed by a summary of the industrial applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Padmanabhan
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Balasivanandha Prabu
    • 2
  • R. R. Mulyukov
    • 3
  • Ayrat Nazarov
    • 4
  • R. M. Imayev
    • 5
  • S. Ghosh Chowdhury
    • 6
  1. 1.Professor of Eminence, Anna University, Member (Physical Sciences), Research & Innovation Advisory Board, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)and Research Advisor, TCS and Aditya Birla S&T Company, Former Director, IIT Kanpur and Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering GuindyAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Institute of Metals Superplasticity ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Metals Superplasticity ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia
  5. 5.Institute of Metals Superplasticity ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia
  6. 6.CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryJamshedpurIndia

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